The Portuguese explorer Bartholomeu Dias headed an expedition to sail around the southern tip of Africa in the hope of finding a trade route to India. Dias and his fleet eventually entered what he named Aguada de São Brás (Bay of Saint Blaise) - later renamed Mossel Bay after the abundance of mussels in the bay - on 3 February 1488. His landing will again be celebrated next year with the 2014 Dias Festival from 30 January 2014 to 2 February 2014.
In the spirit of “Where Cultures Meet” there will be something for everybody to enjoy at the 2014 Dias Festival – 526 years down the road of the landing of Dias’s fleet at Mossel Bay on 3 February 1488. And the best of all – entry will be FREE, including to stage performances by some of South Africa’s top artists!
The fun-filled programme will include
The message is simple .... the Dias Festival at Mossel Bay is the place to be from 30 January to 2 February 2014.
Programme to follow soon!